Make a Bracelet Holder
Help your child organize her jewelry or hair bands with this pretty holder made from recycled materials.
What You Need:
- Empty cardboard paper tube from a paper towel roll or an empty roll of gift wrap
- Tempera paints, paintbrushes
- Markers, crayons, stickers, glitter
- Elmer’s glue
- Paper plate or paper bowl
- Sticky putty (the kind used to attach posters to walls)
What You Do:
- Tell your child that she will make a bracelet holder to help organize her jewelry. It could also be a holder for hair bands. A boy could do this craft as a holder for his wrist bands or watches.
- The empty cardboard tube should be the height of one paper towel roll, so if you are using a tube from a roll of gift wrap, you’ll want to help your child cut the tube to the right size.
- Let your child paint the tube to decorate it with acrylic paints and paintbrushes. Or she could use markers, crayons, and stickers to decorate the tube. She could also glue on glitter to add “sparkle” to her jewelry holder. If using paints, let them dry before adding glue and glitter.
- After the tube has been decorated, give your child some sticky putty to put around the bottom edge of the cardboard tube.
- Sticky putty will attach the tube to a base, the middle of a paper plate or paper bowl. Press down gently on the top of the cardboard tube to help seal it to the base.
- Your child may decide she wants to also decorate the paper plate or bowl base of her holder, which she can do with crayons, markers, and stickers.
When your finished, put bracelets and hair bands around the tube, piling them up towards the top. The base of the paper plate or bowl is also convenient for storing jewelry or hair accessories that won’t fit around the tube, such as rings or barrettes.